gameThis simple game tests your gardening knowledge by identifying five plants shown in photos from a list of possible names. Photos of each plant are accompaned by a clue describing the type of plant or its broad characteristics. To play the game you identify the plant in the photo by selecting the correct name and clicking on the button next to it. Each time you play the game you only have one chance to identify the correct answer for each of the five plants. If you don’t get all of them correct the first time just click the “Let me try again” button located below the game board and try again. If you would like more information about these five plants see their Plant Profiles to get tips for growing each of them. Note: Gymnosperms are the group of woody, deciduous and evergreen plants that produce naked seeds, and includes conifers such as pine, spruce and fir.

Photos Plant Names (Select the correct name and click the button)

1. A cousin of the giant sequoia.

Longleaf Pine (Pinus australis)

Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica)

Balsam Fir (Abies Balsamae)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

2. Very decorative cones resembling roses.

American Larch (Larix decidua)

Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodora)

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tuilipifera)

White Pine (Pinus strobus)

3. Very tall, tree with cones up to 20″ long.

American Yew (Taxus canadensis)

Sycamore (Platanus occicentalis)

Sugar Pine (Pinus lambertiana)

Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)

4. Wood is very resistant to decay.

California Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

Leyland Cypress (x Cupressocyparis)

American Holly (Ilex opaca)

Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

5. Very long lived; slow growing.

Sumac (Rhus trichocarpa)

Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)

Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata)

Norway Spruce (Picea abies)

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By Chuck